Tips for buying a ripe watermelon
A good watermelon has a symmetrical shape ... A greenish-white color beneath the outermost layer of the rind indicates a ripe watermelon. Try the thump test. If you know what you are listening for, you can also tell if a watermelon is ripe by thumping ...
Why Is Watermelon Good for Blood Pressure?
but most have red flesh and thick green rinds that are often spotted or striped. A concentrated source of antioxidants and amino acids, watermelon also contains powerful nutrients that play some role in reducing blood pressure, according to the U.S ...
Watermelon Juice for Hydration
You can juice both the rind and the inside red fruit ... a gas that improves blood flow. Watermelon is a good source of lycopene and vitamins A, B-6 and C. Lycopene is a phytonutrient with antioxidant properties that can reduce your risk of cancer ...
Any way you slice it, watermelon is summer's gem
Other good nutrition news is that watermelon is low in calories (only 80 calories in ... All parts of the watermelon are edible, from the flesh to the rind to the seeds, Barlow says. And forget that old myth about what may happen if you swallow any seeds.
10 ways to put watermelon to use this summer
Up to 20pc of watermelons are rejected by supermarkets each year as they are odd shapes or have scars on their rinds. These perfectly good watermelons are then left to rot. So the Agricultural Research service is investigating mobile units travelling to ...